Bumblebee Movie Model Kits By Trumpeter

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Heat Guy, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. PlanckEpoch

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    Prepainted parts? Interesting. Don't know anything about Trumpeters quality though. Anyone done their scale military kits before...?
     
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    Yes, finally! I\'ve been waiting like a year for this!
     
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    A model kit you say?
    And there's been kits shown of OP & the Decepticouple?
    My interest increases!
     
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    This looks great. After Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, who is the most licensed character in the Transformers franchise?
     
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    Megatron, then Starscream/Soundwave
     
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    Bumblebee looks great! I can't wait for the others. How much are these gonna cost?
     
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    Wow this isn't dead?? That's good news! I would enjoy getting a couple of these.
     
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    It doesnt even transform and they still couldnt get the wings right. Sad. 
     
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    Neat!
     
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    There’s actually an included option for folded wings, you can see them on the runner.

    Of course it begs the question of why unfolded wings are even included. The 3A figure did the same thing and I don’t know why.
     
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    I've built some of Trumpeter's military stuff. The plastic quality is decent but nowhere near as good as Bandai.
     
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    Trumpeter is in the category of "finely detailed with intricate molding, but often drops the ball on the overall shape/proportions". Yeah, it's nice that their F-14 has four-piece positionable upper intake internal bypass ramps---but it still looks sorta F-15ish from head-on...

    I'd be scrutinizing the overall shape/proportions of their TF's, don't be blinded by "all the finely molded details".
     
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    Bumblebee looks pretty on model except for the arms. They’re about a palm width too long. The wrist stops at the knee, whereas the knuckle should stop at the knee. Though upon closer inspection the firearms are the correct size and shape, but the elbow joints are a smidge too long. Wonder if it’d be possible to move them closer.
     
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    is it me or the arms a little bit long?
     
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    I think the shoulders can raise and lower if the initial showcase photos are any indication; they definitely look higher there.

    Edit: Oh, I think these new photos are of the smaller model? Nevermind me, then.

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    For me I come from a "dabbled in Tamiya 1/35 scale military" and Gundam/Bandai plamo background, so I'll be heavily scrutinizing this guy based on experience in Gundam. If the price is good I think I'll just jump into 'Bee just to check it out and see if Shatter will be worth a buy.
     
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    Price is going to be a big deciding factor for me. If these are cheap, then a lot can be forgiven. They're small, simple, and definitely more friendly to beginners. If they're priced equivalent to Gunpla, even with prepainted parts, I'm going to be a lot more critical.

    I would very much like to see the big Bumblebee in hand, as that's the one with the most detail and engineering. I'd also like to see video reviews so we can gauge plastic quality and tolerances.
     
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    I absolutely agree here. If the price is Gunpla prices I damn well expect Gunpla quality because otherwise...I'd just buy superior Gunpla kits. Hell even Flametoy's stuff, still not as good as Gunpla, is worthwhile for their prices.
     
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    Looking at the runners, the finished model, and knowing the size, this can't be more than $20. I'd probably estimate $15, and even then simply because it is prepainted and fairly posable. $10 seems more reasonable.

    Honestly, considering Trumpeter's previous kits, I'm surprised the articulation is so straightforward and functional on a small figure that could've easily been shit out as a pre-posed POS like entry grade kits.

    It is mildly killing me inside how drip fed we are when it comes to these kits. Like, that image quality is absurd in how low it is.
     
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    Judging by reviews of SS VW Bumblebee, I'll probably grab the kit. And depending of how accurate those latest shots of SS Blitzwing are, I might be looking at the kit as well. I swear, if prepainted model kit has better paint than a Voyager movie figure, I'm gonna be salty.
     
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